Friday, 1 April 2011

Save Lennox Campaign

Rarely does anything annoy me, but animal cruelty and injustice just about makes my blood boil!

On the 19th May 2010, Lennox, a five year old American Bull dog Labrador cross was wrongfully seized by Belfast City Council Dog Wardens from his loving family home where he lives with his owners and his kennel mates. Lennox committed no crime nor did any member of the public complain about him. Three Belfast City Council Dog Wardens came with the PSNI to his home unannounced. The Dog Wardens then told the Police to leave as there was no need for them at the location.  The Belfast City Council Dog Wardens then had tea with his owners, smoked cigarettes, chatted, played with the other family dogs after which the Dog Wardens then measured Lennox’s muzzle and rear legs with a dress maker’s tape measure and decided on those measurements without seeking any professional advice that he was possible “Pit Bull Type Breed” and so he was led from his home to be put to death by the Council. Northern Ireland has yet to fully implement the same dog legislation as mainland UK; if Northern Ireland were to complete the dog legislation here then Lennox could now be at home with his family and they would not now be facing legal prosecution. The USPCA said the law in Northern Ireland could be changed simply and rather quickly by an order in Council.

On March 29th 2011, a judge ruled Lennox to be destroyed. His owners will launch an appeal but right now, Lennox needs all the support he can get. Myself and over 29000 Facebook supporters would be eternally grateful if you could give Lennox's case some exposure.

Today is Lennox 6th birthday, he has spent almost a year locked away with no contact allowed from his family...please help and sign his official petition, join his facebook campaign or make a donation through his website!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Mystery Bear Unveiled!

Meet Bettie Blue!

Bettie Blue is a 10 inches, and is made from a gorgeous shaggy denim blue mohair.  She is one of a kind.

She is fully cotterpin jointed, and filled with polyfibre, steel shot and glass pellets, to
give a nice weighty feel.  She has glass eyes and embroidered features.  

She wears a yellow millefiori glass heart pendant on a silver effect chain, and a crochet headband with a matching yellow flower.

She is a collectors item and is therefore not suitable for small children.

She is a new design for me, so the first in a series!

She is available on my website for £60.00, which includes UK postage, contact me for postal charges to other destinations.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Mystery Bear!

I've been furiously working away on some new designs to highlight the more quirky side to my nature!  The first bear in the new design has been sewed up, the head has been stuffed, and I'm ready to get to work on his/her wee face.  Who knows what will turn to follow :)

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Cheeky Wee Tinker!

My latest bear is "Cheeky Wee Tinker", a very naughty but nice wee chap, looking for a new mummy or daddy!  He is 8 inches in height, made from a lovely tan long pile mohair, with a polymer clay nose, and poking out his pink ultrasuede tongue!  He is available now on my site, click link below to visit!

Friday, 18 June 2010

I have a few entries in the teddy bear, rabbit and other creature categories, and am really excited as it will be my first competition!  It will be great to see all the entries, so please support teddy bear artists and cast a vote for your favourites!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The fur beats me again!

Well yesterday I started off with the intention of making a fairy bear, and for some reason, beyond my comprehension, it just didn't work out that way.  Once I had made the face she just didn't want wings!  She begged me for a bit of "bling", so unable to resist a plea from a bear, I obliged, so welcome (drum roll please)

Diamond Lil!

She is available on the site now :)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

My Home Town - Carrickfergus!

I was brought up in the seaside town of Carrickfergus, which is around 12 miles north of Belfast in Northern Ireland.  Some of the things that I love most about it is... 
  • It has a superb coastline setting along Belfast Lough with views to Scotland, home to a wide diversity of wildlife, including seals, eagles and guillemots
  • an imposing and renowned 12th Century Norman Castle that overshadows an ancient Harbour
  • an historic town centre, enclosed within 16th century stone walls, complemented by contemporary shops, cafes and restaurants
  • smart public promenades, walkways, parks and piazzas with public art and stunning civic floral displays, multiple winner of 'Ulster in Bloom'
  • an impressive and vibrant new Marina and Waterfront development
My wee town has come a long way over the last few years and I have seen many changes since I returned here, after living in Manchester for almost 10 years.  Hopefully the town will continue to flourish!